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7th Feb '16 11:46:49 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', Jupiter holds Caine at gunpoint when she first meets him.[[spoiler:Subverted in that he tells her how to disengage the safety, so when she holds it up again, it's primed to fire]].
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', Jupiter holds Caine at gunpoint when she first meets him.[[spoiler:Subverted in that he tells her how to disengage the safety, so when she holds it up again, it's primed to fire]].fire. He actually left the gun there for her to point at him, so she'd feel more comfortable]].
1st Jan '16 12:15:43 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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* In Mark Walden's H.I.V.E. Escape Velocity, there is an inverted example, in this scene: Otto: [picks up Constance's gun and aims it at her] One more step and one of you gets a bullet, understand? Constance: You might find that difficult, Mr Malpense, especially with the safety catch still on. Otto: What do you think this is, amateur hour? [fires a shot at the ground]
1st Jan '16 11:19:55 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Han Solo loans Rey a blaster. Later, when Stormtroopers attack, she tries to shoot them, but nothing happens. She looks the blaster over, flips a switch, and then it is able to fire.
18th Nov '15 9:09:34 PM Fury1031
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Correcting a quote.
--> "The safety's on!"
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--> "The safety's on!""Works better without the safety on."

--> [[spoiler:after shooting Billy]] "The safety wasn't on that time, you bastard."
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--> [[spoiler:after shooting Billy]] "The "Guess I remembered the safety wasn't on that time, you bastard."
18th Oct '15 3:03:28 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'': In "Going South", Happy is held at gunpoint by a kidnapper. She tells him his gun has no firing pin. When he turns the gun away from her to check, she jumps him.
6th Oct '15 9:12:51 PM Llygodenfawr
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* An interesting variant of this crossing with ItWorksBetterWithBullets appears in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[spoiler: Fake Shinichi]] is holding the rest of the cast at gun point when Shinichi calmly points out the gun is empty, dropping the bullets from his hands. [[spoiler: Fake shinichi]] checks and discovers its a lie, but its too late as it already gave Shinichi time to disarm him.
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* An interesting variant of this crossing with ItWorksBetterWithBullets appears in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[spoiler: Fake ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. [[spoiler:Fake Shinichi]] is holding the rest of the cast at gun point gunpoint when Shinichi calmly points out the gun is empty, dropping the bullets from his hands. [[spoiler: Fake shinichi]] [[spoiler:Fake Shinichi]] checks and discovers its it's a lie, but its it's too late as it already gave Shinichi time to disarm him.
24th Sep '15 8:00:16 PM R1ck
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We have another trope for these
* Non-gun variant in ''Film/CrocodileDundee:'' The heroine is about to take a photo of one of the locals, and he says, "Oh no, you can't take my picture." She replies, "Do you think it will steal your soul?" He answers, "No, you have the lens cap on." * Seen again in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. At the very end of the movie, Polly Perkins points her camera(which has only one shot left) at Sky Captain and shoots. He just looks at her and says, "Lens cap."
29th Aug '15 9:53:21 PM nombretomado
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* The captain pulls this on Ken in the MST3K episode ''Film/FugitiveAlien''. It's justified, Ken's from an alien race that uses lasers instead of bullets.
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* The captain pulls this on Ken in the MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] episode ''Film/FugitiveAlien''. It's justified, Ken's from an alien race that uses lasers instead of bullets.
23rd Aug '15 8:02:54 AM Prfnoff
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* Subverted in ''BrassRestoration'': Ryo invokes this against [[spoiler:the bookstore owner]], who then fires without hesitation. Turns out that that was exactly what Ryo was expecting--the question about the safety was to provoke him into firing. "...You can avoid a bullet if you know when it's fired."
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* Subverted in ''BrassRestoration'': ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'': Ryo invokes this against [[spoiler:the bookstore owner]], who then fires without hesitation. Turns out that that was exactly what Ryo was expecting--the question about the safety was to provoke him into firing. "...You can avoid a bullet if you know when it's fired."
12th Jul '15 5:03:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BlackSheepTheMovie'' has an example where a woman (Experience) who was very anti-gun points a rifle at the other two protagonists, threatening to shoot. One of them points out that the safety is on, then when she can't fix it, he takes the gun, sets the safety to on, then gives back the gun. Although he then pulls back and keeps it.
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* ''Film/BlackSheepTheMovie'' ''Film/BlackSheep2007'' has an example where a woman (Experience) who was very anti-gun points a rifle at the other two protagonists, threatening to shoot. One of them points out that the safety is on, then when she can't fix it, he takes the gun, sets the safety to on, then gives back the gun. Although he then pulls back and keeps it.
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